Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Slow Roast Shoulder of Lamb, new pots & veg, Jubilee Pannacotta . - Tuesday 29th May 2012

Family to lunch today, and a roast dinner requested by the Beloved.  So a shoulder of lamb, roasted long and slow to keep the kitchen temperature down. Served with new potatoes, broccoli and peas. And very summery it looked too.

I forgot to take a picture of the plateful I got, but here was the lamb before it was cut. Easy as anything to cook. Seasoned, and into a roasting pan covered with foil. 20 mins at Mk 6 to kick it off, then 3 hours at Mk 2 with a ten minute blast at Mk 8 with the foil off to crisp the outside. I drained the juices off before the last blast to keep for gravy so that they didn't all evaporate with the higher heat. The meat shrinks from the bones, all the fat renders away, so you have deliciously soft tender meat that melt in your mouth...

Slow Roast Shoulder of Lamb

The usual selection of dessert pies and tarts and fruity things. Including Elderflower Pannacotta with Strawberries and Flowers (my Jubilee Pudding... Red, White and Blue..) , Golden Syrup Treacle Tart (the Beloved, Clinton and Becky all adore this..) and an Orange Flower Water Cheesecake Tart (for me..) 

Elderflower Pannacotta with Strawberries and Flowers

I was really lucky, in the morning Westlands Wow had sent me an amazing selection of their edible flowers, microleaves and heritage tomatoes for me to play with.  This was my first foray into the Michelin Chef area of using these amazing fresh vegetables and fruits. I think this is so very pretty. 

Treacle Tart, Orange Flower Water Cheesecake, Strawberries and Icecream

This was Clinton's portion.... God Bless His Belly, as my mum used to say..


  1. Well done Lynne - love the Love Heart shaped Strawberries in particular.

    1. ha! I know, we each gave one to our other halves as Special Love Hearts... big softies that we are :)) Not deliberate, I just cut the hulls out with the tip of a knife, and when I cut them there were the hearts. These were Sonato strawberries btw from Morrisons. Tried the Driscoll Jubilees earlier in the week - they were really really sweet! Both are better than Elsanta I think. Amazing when you consider how Elsanta was considered such a breakthrough when it first came to the market a few years back.